Hardback The yellow peril : Dr Fu Manchu and the rise of Chinaphobia / Christopher Frayling.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780500252079 (hbk.) :
A hundred years ago, a character made his first appearance in the world of literature who was to enter the bloodstream of 20th-century popular culture: the evil genius called Dr Fu Manchu, described at the beginning of the first story in which he appeared as the yellow peril incarnate in one man. Why did the idea that the Chinese were a threat to Western civilization develop at precisely the time when that country was in chaos, divided against itself, victim of successive famines and utterly incapable of being a peril to anyone even if it had wanted to be? Here, Sir Christopher Frayling assembles an astonishing diversity of evidence to show how deeply ingrained Chinaphobia became in the West and so acutely relevant again in the new era of Chinese superpower.
352 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)